Academy teams get back to work

Published 2:53 pm Tuesday, January 9, 2018

By Kevin Eckleberry

It’s back to work for LaGrange Academy’s basketball teams.

After taking nearly three weeks off, the school’s boys’ and girls’ teams returned to the court on Saturday, and there won’t be any more breaks between now and the end of the season.

On Saturday, LaGrange Academy’s teams returned from their break to play Pacelli at home.

It was a winning day for the Lady Warriors, who built a big early lead on the way to a 44-23 victory.

In the boys’ game, LaGrange Academy had a difficult time slowing down Pacelli in a 78-48 loss.

Pacelli had a 19-9 lead after the first quarter, and it outscored LaGrange Academy 27-17 in the second period to build a 46-26 lead at the break.

Post player Daniel Swann led the Warriors with 14 points, and Ujwal Modi added nine points while making 4-of-6 free-throw attempts.

Evan Smith, Alex Wilson, and Brent Kardoes scored six points apiece for the Warriors.

In the girls’ game, it was all LaGrange Academy.

The Lady Warriors put it away early, surging to a 15-2 lead after the first quarter, and they were ahead 32-7 at the half and 40-13 through three periods.

Kelsey Cotton, a talented eighth-grader, led the Lady Warriors in scoring with 12 points, and Ruthie Kelsey scored nine points.

All 11 players on the roster got some time on the court,.

Sydney Anderson, Ivy Portis, Sydney Edelson, Ashlee Mains, Felicity Leichty, Sarah Blair Atkins and Megan Allen all scored for LaGrange Academy.